1886 Gothic Revival – Ellington, CT

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25 Ellington Ave, Ellington, CT 06029

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  • $297,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 3366 Sq Ft
  • 0.68 Ac.
one of the area's most admired and rarely available antique homes. stately victorian with architecturally pleasing detail and craftsmanship. 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. impressive entryway/hallway leading to front library/parlor with bookcases and fireplace. great room/family room with coffered ceiling and exquisite fireplace. doors lead to landing which overlooks picturesque backyard and english garden area all situated on a double lot. fully-applianced kitchen has oak cabinetry and a center island with gas range for easy entertaining. formal dining room with fabric wall covering. butler's pantry between dining room and kitchen with wood cabinetry and built-ins. back staircase off of the kitchen which leads to the upper level & former butler's quarters. some updating was in process but no heat connected in that area of the home. the upper level is also reached via a grand front staircase featuring 5 bedrooms, and 3 updated full baths including 2 clawfoot tubs. tremendous additional space exists in the basement level which is unfinished with 2353 sq.ft , a walk-n wine cellar, workshop area, separate rooms for crafts or storage, and even a potters shed. home was originally thought to belong to a clergy member for the maxwell family in it's original day reflected in period details throughout including a stained glass feature on the upper level landing and arched details on windows and walls. historical elegance and truly a pleasure to tour.
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11 Comments on 1886 Gothic Revival – Ellington, CT

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  1. Cathy F. says: 2339 comments

    That is one cool & unusual (at least to me) newel post! And relally like how the gothic arches show up throughout the whole house, incl. in the stairwall niche. Great bathroom window! And that pantry wall of cabinetry is nice – lots of storage.

  2. Karen SKaren S says: 50 comments
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    1923 Colonial
    New Rochelle, NY

    Love this house! Yes, those gothic arches are great. Not crazy about the angled ceilings, but they are not a deal breaker. There is much to love here. I do like that butler’s pantry! I have always wished for one. I am always excited when I see homes in the northeast. So glad the ability to “like” comments is back!

  3. Dixie Ryall says: 24 comments

    Love all the windows and doors…especially that front door! All the nooks and crannies! Adore!

  4. StevenFStevenF says: 773 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Older than I typically go for, but his house is really cool. Love all the gothic touches, and the handsome Dutch front door! Wish they’d opened the curtain before taking pictures of the library/den.

  5. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1062 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    This house looks like a sugar cookie on the exterior and a sweet happy house on the inside. 🙂 Very beautiful.

  6. doug rice says: 31 comments

    i highly doubt that house was built in 1886. i would guess more like 1840. the newel post threw me at first. but i think it is original. just indicative that the house is quite a bit older than 1886. not to mention the cobblestone foundation. an excellent example of the Gothic style popularized by A.J. Downing.

  7. Les Fossel says: 107 comments

    I agree about the earlier date – I’d guess 1840-60. My tip off is the fireplace construction. Fireplaces after 1860 have square facing bricks that then transition to splayed jambs. In this example, the splayed jambs continue out to the facing bricks. This style requires either cutting a brick to form the bevel or stuccoing the face to hide the square end of the brick.
    Les Fossel

  8. CATHERINE H MICHAEL says: 5 comments

    One of my favorites. I enjoy some of the chosen colors.

  9. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5747 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Ditto with Doug and Les Fossel on the early dating for this fairly formal example of a Gothic Revival cottage. I’m fairly sure the plain square newel post caps date from the turn of the last century and represented an inexpensive stylistic update. It’s quite possible more formal Gothic style newel caps were in place during the original construction. I love the fine Gothic style window in the bathroom albeit it seems an unusual place for it to be. Most likely, the house was original built without a bathroom (had an outdoor privy) and an upstairs room was later adapted for that purpose. If the house had post and beam rather than balloon framing then an earlier date would be almost a certainty.

  10. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 907 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    Exceptional Gothic Revival of the most delectable type!!! No creepy vibes here!! I concur with the pre-Civil War build dates as this style was quite passe by the late 19c.

  11. WoodyWoody says: 67 comments
    1962 Mid Century
    Rome, GA

    Gothic or not I love this home, with it’s beautiful hardwood floors, updated bathrooms and the kitchen that’s outdated but I’m liking it.


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